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Hetfield's Horror At Seeing Burton Killed

METALLICA guitarist JAMES HETFIELD is still haunted by the violent death of the band's former bassist CLIFF BURTON in 1986. Burton was killed when the band's tourbus crashed in Sweden. The bassist was thrown...

Home Depot Locals Upset About Green Day Concert

Locals living close to California's Home Depot Center are furious with the concert venue's officials after they ditched a ban on GREEN DAY to welcome the punk trio this summer (05). The AMERICAN IDIOT...

Garbage Refused Therapy To Resolve Band Crisis

Rockers GARBAGE were urged to consider group therapy when relations among bandmembers hit rock bottom. Frontwoman SHIRLEY MANSON decided to take time out from the band because as the situation had become a "nightmare"....

Metallica Fans Petition For Removal Of Producer

METALLICA fans have launched a new campaign, urging members of the band to ditch their longtime producer BOB ROCK. The fans have set up an online petition in their efforts to have Rock removed...

Queen Track Tops Funeral List

QUEEN's 1991 hit THE SHOW MOST GO ON is the most popular song at European funerals - a new poll has found. Digital TV station MUSIC CHANNEL questioned 45,000 adults across the continent and...

Six Spirits For Sideways

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes. The film's stars THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, VIRGINIA MADSEN and PAUL GIAMATTI...

Metallica's Ulrich 'Breakdown' On Plane

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH pulled out of a major British rock festival last year (04) after suffering a mental collapse in a plane on the way to the event. Two drummers - SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO...

Ulrich: 'I Am An Obsessive Perfectionist'

METALLICA rocker LARS ULRICH is doing his best to control his quest for perfection, because his obsessive behaviour often alienates those around him. The ENTER SANDMAN drummer, who was shown in therapy with the...

Ulrich Confirms Metallica Computer Game

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has confirmed the heavy metal band will be immortalised in a computer game. Poking fun at last year's (04) Metallica documentary SOME KIND OF MONSTER, Ulrich has also made it...

Ulrich: 'Some Kind Of Monster Outtakes Are A Possibility'

Rocker LARS ULRICH has hinted METALLICA are considering releasing outtakes from their documentary SOME KIND OF MONSTER - featuring lengthy sessions of the band in therapy. Drummer Ulrich is keen to allow fans to...

Velvet Revolver, Usher + Kanye Pick Up Playboy Prizes

VELVET REVOLVER, KANYE WEST, USHER and RAY CHARLES have more to celebrate after picking up GRAMMYS on Sunday night (13FEB05) - they've all claimed PLAYBOY honours too. Velvet Revolver have claimed the Best Rock...

Prince Is Music's Biggest Earner

PRINCE's comeback last Spring (04) has placed him at the top of ROLLING STONE magazine's list of 2004's top earning music acts. The PURPLE RAIN singer made a staggering $57 million (GBP30 million)...

Nielsen Still Smoking

CONNIE NIELSEN has started smoking again even though she's campaigning to raise awareness of heart disease amongst women. The GLADIATOR beauty, who is dating METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH, gave up the unhealthy habit for...

Bardem's Tuna And Metal Must-haves

Spanish actor JAVIER BARDEM is an easy man to please on a film set - he needs only heavy metal music and tuna sandwiches. The BEFORE NIGHT FALLS OSCAR nominee insists on listening to...

Hetfield Designs More Guitars

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has designed the fifth in his series of custom guitars with manufacturer ESP. The new model, dubbed the TRUCKSTER, is based on the guitar Hetfield used on the rockers' recent...

Ulrich Remembers Dimebag

METALLICA rocker LARS ULRICH has paid tribute to guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT and the other victims of last week's (08DEC04) DAMAGEPLAN concert killings. Drummer Ulrich was devastated when he heard ex-Marine NATHAN GALE had...

Quest For Metallica Protege

A young musician is being given the chance to record un-released songs written by late METALLICA bassist CLIFF BURTON. Burton was killed in coach crash in Sweden in 1986 during the band's MASTER OF...

Iron Maiden Top Charts In Fashion Stakes

British rock band IRON MAIDEN's infamous EDDIE logo has won them the top spot in the rock'n'roll fashion charts. The TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT group's merchandise featuring Eddie, a skeleton rocker with long hair,...

Sabbath Named Heaviest Group

BLACK SABBATH have topped a new poll of the heaviest groups. The British metal act beat SOUNDGARDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and California group NEUROSIS in the new REVOLVER magazine poll. The top 10 is: 1....

Heavy Metal Memorabilia Under The Hammer

Handwritten lyrics and original album art from heavy metal's halcyon days are set to go under the hammer at the biggest hard rock auction ever. Memorabilia linked to acts like OZZY OSBOURNE, ANTHRAX, METALLICA...

Metallica Worried About Sober Hetfield

METALLICA rockers LARS ULRICH and KIRK HAMMETT dreaded the moment frontman JAMES HETFIELD returned to the band after recovering from alcoholism - because they didn't want to record an album of "rehab songs". Drummer...

Hank And Kid Team Up To Pay Their Respects To Outlaws

Best pals HANK WILLIAMS JR and KID ROCK will join members of METALLICA and LYNYRD SKYNYRD for an upcoming TV special paying tribute to country music's mavericks. The duo will join Metallica frontman JAMES...

Metallica Pleasantly Surprised With Book-signing Crowd

The members of METALLICA were left stunned after more than 700 fans attended their book-signing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The rockers signed copies of their new book SO WHAT! THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE...

Darkness And Metallica Win Kerrang! Awards

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS and veteran group METALLICA were the toast of the KERRANG! AWARDS in London last night (26AUG04). The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE foursome picked up Best British...

Slipknot Lead Kerrang! Nominations List

Rockers SLIPKNOT are heading the list of nominees at this year's (04) KERRANG! awards, after being named in four categories. The Iowa, America band have received nods in the Best Album, Best Video, Best...

Metallica To Release Latest Set On Vinyl

Rockers METALLICA are going back in time with their new music box set - by releasing it all on vinyl. VINYL BOX will contain the band's first four albums along with the long-out-of-print GARAGE...

Metallica Star Splits With Wife

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has split with his wife SKYLAR, following reports he's dating actress CONNIE NIELSEN. The NOTHING ELSE MATTERS star was spotted kissing the GLADIATOR beauty in New York recently, sparking fears...

Metallica Publicise Therapy Sessions

Rockers METALLICA have spent $2 million (GBP1.1 million) to release footage of their three-year therapy sessions where they battled their "inner-rage" while producing new album ST ANGER. The heavy-metal band have turned the film...

Hetfield Plans To Sit Down With Mustang

METALLICA leader JAMES HETFIELD is keen to meet up with former bandmate DAVE MUSTANG after seeing the MEGADETH star venting his frustrations about him in the group's hit new documentary. The film, SOME KIND...

Nicole Richie Speaks Of Britney Spears Obsession

LIONEL RICHIE's daughter NICOLE has such a huge fixation with BRITNEY SPEARS, she often acts like a "teeny-bopper schoolgirl" whenever she hears the pop beauty's music. Nicole - herself an aspiring singer - admits...

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